Joyful Birthing offers a variety of services to support families through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. We offer HypnoBirthing® childbirth education, birth & postpartum doula support, and breastfeeding education & support and a variety of virtual classes, including Basics of Birth, Newborn Care Basics, and Breastfeeding Preparation. We serve the greater Boston area, southern New Hampshire, and surrounding areas.
HYPNOBIRTHING® CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION.
Do you dream of birthing with a sense of calm, trust, and joy, instead of fear, tension and pain? The HypnoBirthing® Class Series will open your mind to these possibilities and so much more! This class will prepare you and your partner for all things childbirth, it will equip you with a variety of coping techniques, and it will teach you to approach your birth with confidence, a sense of calm, and empowerment.
BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT
Having a baby is a bit like climbing Mt. Everest. If you were to climb Mt. Everest, you’d likely hire a sherpa, someone who knows the land, can read the weather and knows the technical aspects of climbing very well. A doula is like a sherpa for you and your partner, someone who is trained and experienced and can help you navigate a safe, satisfying, and empowering birthing and postpartum experience. At Joyful Birthing, with compassion, respect, and without judgment, we support all of your choices. We bring our heart and soul to each and every birth and family and are 100% committed to providing the unique support, guidance, and encouragement that you, your partner, and baby need in order to have the most positive experience possible.
POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT
The need for support does not end after the birth; in fact, many women find they need the most support after baby arrives. A postpartum doula is professionally trained to provide unbiased, evidence-based education; compassionate attention and support for the infant, parents, and other children in the family; and quality referrals and access to a larger community of support, when necessary. Postpartum doulas at Joyful Birthing are here to help make your postpartum experience easier and more enjoyable, offering infant care and education, guidance with infant feeding, sleep support, self-care for the mother, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and sibling care.
Your baby’s first instinct is to find the breast and begin suckling. The American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the baby’s first six months to achieve optimal growth, development, and health. Breast milk contains a multitude of beneficial nutrients, including powerful antibodies to help protect your baby from viruses and bacteria, beneficial bacteria that serves as the foundation of your baby’s microbiome and immune system, and the perfect balance of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. With prenatal breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding support services, Joyful Birthing is here to support you and your baby on your journey to successful breastfeeding.
The time of pregnancy, infancy, and raising a young family is precious and fleeting. Joyful Birthing’s talented photographer, Becca Brendler, is here to help capture the essence of these times. Becca believes that as parents we are raising our young families in a world of beautiful chaos; each image she captures is her artistic approach to finding the slowness and beauty in life. Her goal is to listen to families and help them to preserve the ever-changing, too-fast-paced world of family life, childhood and innocence.
Joyful Birthing’s extensive 10-Month Birth Doula Mentorship Program will help doulas new to this arena take their practice and business to the next level. Joyful Birthing’s Mentorship Program strives to educate and empower new doulas, so that they can have the confidence and skill-set to have their own successful, independent businesses. In the role of mentor, Ellie Lindenmayer- founder and owner of Joyful Birthing- is here to offer her guidance and support as you embark upon the exciting journey of becoming a birth worker. She will share with you the many keys to her success, will offer her expertise on a wide array of topics pertinent to having a thriving birth doula business, and will support you as she does her clients with compassion, respect, and availability.